Daniel Anthony Padilla (pronounced Pa-dee-ya), better known only as Anthony Padilla, is an American Internet comedian, one of the two main protagonists of the Smosh franchise, and the founder of Smosh Productions.
In the Fiction Wrestling Multiverse (FWM), Padilla is a professional wrestler currently signed to YouTube Viral Wrestling (YVW), Apex Caliber Wrestling (ACW) on the RAMPAGE brand, Fiction Wrestling Entertainment (FWE) on the Blitzkrieg brand, where he and Ian Hecox are the current FWE World Tag Team Champions in their first reign.
Padilla is an accomplished tag team wrestler, being a record five-time YouTube Worldwide Tag Team Champion with Ian Hecox as Smosh (where their 258-day reign was the longest in company history). He has also had success as a singles wrestler, having won the YouTube Cyber Championship, the YouTube Global Internet Championship three times, and the YouTube Viral World Championship twice. Historically, when winning the Viral World Championship the first time, he did so after cashing in his Instant Viral briefcase on then-champion PewDiePie at Social Media Slam in 2013 alongside Hecox, becoming the first tag team to win a singles belt together, especially a world title.
- Series: Smosh
- Species: Human
- Age: 29
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 220 lbs.
- Companies: (Currently) YVW, ACW, FWE
- Debut: 2010
- Status: Active
- Billed from: Sacramento, California [Residing in] Los Angeles, California
- Allies: Ian Hecox (best friend), Puffy AmiYumi (Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura (girlfriend)), The X-Family, most YouTubers, most 4th Wall Breakers, Lisa Weston, Tommy Pickles
- Rivals: I.D.P.D. (Inspector and Shielder), The Erupting Eds (Ed, Edd and Eddy), The SmarkBusters (Lefty and Righty), Twinleaves, Gas Monkey Garage
- Twitter: @smoshanthony
Professional Wrestling Career Edit
YouTube Viral Wrestling Edit
Smosh Alliance (2010–2013) Edit
YouTube Viral World Champion (2013–2014) Edit
Feud with The SmarkBusters (2015–2016) Edit
Viral Renaissance (2017–present) Edit
Apex Caliber Wrestling Edit
Feud with The Erupting Eds (2013–present) Edit
Fiction Wrestling Entertainment Edit
World Tag Team Champion (2015–present) Edit
Anthony is often shown as smarter, obedient, and more mature than Ian (though their personalities are hardly different) as he often knows much more about the world than Ian does, which is shown throughout Smosh: The Movie. However, he is sometimes childish because he believes that Toy Story is real, which makes Anthony a bit dim-witted and delusional. It is often hard to explain the personality of both Ian and Anthony as they often role-play and vary their attitude.
He is often cheeky as he usually teases Ian around with the Barbershop Pole and he points out small mistakes made by Ian in Lunchtime episodes. For example: In "President Evil," he directly corrects Ian when he mistakes a sunrise for a sunset.
Anthony can also be seen as better around children, which is seen when he was talking to his 7-year old cousin Sadie in "7yr Old Does Twilight," unlike Ian.
Personal Life Edit
Anthony is best friends with Ian Hecox, whom he met in 6th grade science class, later attending Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California. After graduating, they both attended American River College in Sacramento.
In high school, Anthony was a tennis player, but he left the sport after his partner slammed the racket with no intention up his chin, which made one of his teeth fall out. (see I'M A PIRATE (True Story 3) for more). Anthony is a 1/4 Filipino since his paternal grandmother is from the Philippines, as stated in the episodes "SEXIST BURGER!" (Lunchtime w/ Smosh),"ADDICTED TO BREAD!" (Lunchtime w/ Smosh) and "Girlfriend Tag!" ('WatchUsLiveAndStuff', the vlogging channel of Kalel and Anthony). There is also a mention that he has worse ADHD than Ian in the fake Lunchtime with Smosh "SMOSH FOUND DEAD" extras.
Around 2014 in real-life time, Anthony began dating Yumi Yoshimura of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.
In Wrestling Edit
Finishing moves Edit
- Bananarama (Jumping Corkscrew Roundhouse Kick)
- Best Twist Ending Ever! (Hammerlock twisted into a Short-range Clothesline)
- Death by Tomahawk (Scissors Kick)
- Modified Figure-four Leglock
- The Sweet Sound of Smosh (Superkick, with theatrics) – parodied from Shawn Michaels
Signature moves Edit
- AK-47 Attack (Rapid Backhand Chops to a cornered opponent)
- Arm-trap Swinging Neckbreaker
- Backhand Chop
- Double Underhook Backbreaker
- Inverted Atomic Drop
- Inverted Facelock Backbreaker followed by an Inverted Leg Drop Bulldog
- Jumping DDT
- Lifting Reverse STO
- Manspider Clutch (Koji Clutch, often preceded by a Lifting Reverse STO)
- Moonsault to a standing opponent, sometimes while springboarding to the outside
- Multiple diving variations
- Elbow Drop
- Mushroom Stomp / Super Mario Stomp (Double Foot Stomp, sometimes to an opponent held in a tree-of-woe)
- Shoot the Mofo (Front Dropkick)
- Multiple kick variations
- Leg Lariat
- Spinning Heel
- Step-up Enzuigiri, sometimes to a cornered opponent or to an opponent on the top rope
- Multiple Suplex variations
- Bridging Northern Lights
- Leg-hook Saito
- Sitout Slam
- Poké Smash (Fireman's Carry spun out into a Facebreaker Knee Smash) – adopted from Red
- Quick Attack (Running Low-angle Shoulder Block, after an opponent has been Irish whipped off of adjacent ropes) – adopted from Ash Ketchum
- Rainbow Lariat-pop (Discus Lariat)
- Rolling Fireman's Carry Slam followed by a Corner Slingshot Splash
- Running Neck Snap to a seated opponent
- Skin the Cat
- Smoshin Ranger Power (Crooked Arm Lariat)
- Slingshot Somersault Senton
- Slingshot Plancha
- Springboard Clothesline
- Suck My Fanny Pack! (Bronco Buster while wearing a fanny pack)
- Super Frankensteiner
- Super Mario Splash (Frog Splash) – "adopted" from Mario
- Tap Out, Bitch! (Arm-trap Crossface, sometimes while bridging)
- Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker
- Ian Hecox
Wrestlers managed Edit
- Ian Hecox
- Randy "Muscle Face" Rogers
- "(Just a) Smexy Emo"
- "The Icon of Smosh / YouTube"
- "Mr. Smosh / YouTube"
Entrance themes Edit
- "Break It Down" by The DX Band (YVW; 2010 – present; used while as a part of Smosh)
- "In the Middle of It Now" by Disciple (ACW; July 5, 2013 – present; used while teaming with Ian Hecox)
- "The Downfall of Us All" by A Day to Remember (ACW; August 10, 2013 – present)
- "Just Close Your Eyes" by Bedlam's Gate (FWE)
- "Make Some Noise" by Chris Warren and Jim Johnston (FWE; used while teaming with Ian Hecox)
Championships and Accomplishments Edit
YouTube Viral Wrestling Edit
- YouTube Viral World Championship (2 times) – with Ian Hecox (1)
- YouTube Global Internet Championship (3 times)
- YouTube Cyber Championship (1 time)
- YouTube Worldwide Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Ian Hecox
- Instant Viral (2013) – with Ian Hecox
- YouTube Grand Slam Champion (2 times)
- YouTube Triple Crown Champion
- Due to winning the Instant Viral ladder match along with Ian Hecox, Smosh made history by becoming the first-ever tag team to co-hold the briefcase.
- When he and Ian successfully cashed in their Instant Viral briefcase on then-champion PewDiePie at Social Media Slam, they became the first tag team to co-hold the YouTube Viral World Championship.